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I love to sew and my hobby is to show appreciation for my favorite characters by dressing up as them as accurately as possible. In my spare time I can be found making costumes of my favorite media characters and indulging in all sorts of crafts. My cosplay alias "Kapalaka" came from two sources: Golduck (one of my favorite Pokémon and it is a kappa), and gibberish my high school best friend used to attach to my first name. We would come up with silly names added onto each other's first names. The more ridiculous, the better. He called me Cristini, Ku-ristana, etc, the most elaborate of which was Cristanalakakanatini. This was around the time I was looking to create a committable and unique screenname and "Kapalaka" was the natural choice. No regrets thus far, so it's a winner!

My love for video games and anime led me to the cosplay community in 2005. It was my senior year of high school and I thought the regular "vote for me" signs were lame when I ran for Homecoming Court, so I pursued a different type of campaign by making silly ads with my face over the bodies of my favorite Final Fantasy girls. I wondered if people actually make these outfits and wore them. When I saw people cosplaying online, I immediately researched upcoming conventions and looking up cosplay photos of my favorite characters. CosplayLab was particularly helpful with their Spotlights and Look-Alikes, and the cosplayers I found in there I still look up to today.


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MikazukiMAN Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have just started a group and would love to make a cosplay trading card for you if you would like one.  ^_^
DailyCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
You're on Daily Cosplay today! :w00t:
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frenchraph Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Hi! I am currently posting some Queen's Blade cosplay picture from D*C 2013, but I don't know any of the cosplayers and cannot give them proper credit. Since you were part of it, I would love to get the "cosplay name" of those who posed for all of us.
Thank you in advance for your help :)
Kapalaka Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oops, I forgot to come back and respond to this. Sorry about that. Here are the credits:

Annelotte: Kapalaka
Laina: Maria
Claudette: Aviana
S1 Risty: Veeveevice
S2 Risty: Etaru
Zara: Kei M
Tomoe: Kairie Cosplay
Catylea: Exilefayt
Airi: Alouette Cosplay
Mirim: Sarah Boo Cosplay
Tina: BeckyTayTay cosplay
Shigi: Queen Riot
Liliana: Melvinopolis
Menace: Hanamaru
Aldra: Maritza

frenchraph Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Thank you very much.
Hope you like my Queen's Blade shoot in my photo gallery.
Please feel also free to visit my DragonCon 2013 pictures (way more picts than on DA) on Facebook
(Queen's Blade Shoot: DragonCon Album 5/7 :… )
Hope you like them.
Kapalaka Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi there! Of course, I'll get the list to you by the end of the week!
zhiana Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Hi there! We love your cosplay! Just wanted to let you know that we featured you  in an article today about the best Game of Thrones cosplays out there on the…  Keep up the good work and feel free to check out our website! ~ Madeleine 'Zhiana' Rose   [Geek Bomb]
Kapalaka Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi zhiana!
Thank you so much for including me in your article! I feel so honored to be among such talent. :D I appreciate your kind words and enjoyed the read. Your cosplay page on facebook is great! I will gladly follow back. I think you're the first Australian cosplayer I have on my feed, so I look forward to seeing how cosplay is done where you are from. :D
Zpartuss Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Feliz 2014!  :)
Zpartuss Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!!....kupo :)
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